There are times when we all feel that no one is listening to us, and no one understands us. In sharing the sorrowful joy and the joyful sorrow of our lives as engaged people we begin to see ourselves in the lives of one another. World Voice: Connected Communities is a snap shot of a small space in time and a select few people that now know We are listening. Writers from around the globe share their lives, passions, poetry, stories, spiritual pilgrimages, and their own humanity, while becoming part of the historical record of a burgeoning global society. The World Voice book series has the goal of fostering communication and commonality of all people across borders. In supporting the World Voice series you are making a difference in people's lives by taking part in creating a community where neighbors might become friends, and all people can connect meaningfully to improve the quality of one life at a time with the intention to touch the whole world. So take your place, take a chance, and leave your mark.